It’s clear now the some of President Obama’s picks for Cabinet and
other posts in the early going have been hasty and not well thought
through. Hence, the “I screwed up” comment to the press Tuesday.

Pro-life groups are urging him to re-think some other appointments.

Thirty pro-life leaders and representatives of pro-life
groups representing millions of Americans have authored a letter to
Senate leaders opposing the fast-tracking of the next set of nominees.
They say President Barack Obama has appointed people to key positions
who are pro-abortion and pro-euthanasia.

One of them, David Ogden, is getting more opposition, for good reason.

President Obama has made a major mistake and put
America’s families at risk by selecting David Ogden to become Deputy
Attorney General, says Fidelis, a pro-family organization.

“David Ogden is a hired gun from Playboy and ACLU. He can’t run from
his long record of opposing common sense laws protecting families,
women, and children.  The United States Senate has a responsibility to
the American people to insure that Mr. Ogden’s full record is fully
reviewed before any vote on his nomination” said Brian Burch, President
of Fidelis…

As a lawyer in private practice, Ogden has argued for an unlimited
abortion license, gays in the military, and has urged courts to treat
traditional definitions of marriage as a social prejudice.

“A vast majority of Americans support parental notification before a
minor’s abortion and protecting kids from Internet pornography in our
libraries,” continued Burch.  “Yet David Ogden has fought tooth and
nail against these common sense laws protecting our children from harm.
At a time when America’s families are under increasing assault, Mr.
Ogden is a dangerous choice for a position whose responsibilities
include the enforcement of our nation’s laws.”

It’s his choice, but it’s the wrong one.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....